Dundee Utd 2
Aberdeen 2
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 12th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,394
3:00 PM Kick-off

Scott Crabbe (72)
Billy McKinlay (77)
Eoin Jess (21)
Brian Irvine (52)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Willie Miller

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Mark Perry
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Miodrag Krivokapić
Michael O'Neill
Jim McInally
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson
Scott Crabbe
Theo Snelders
Stephen Wright
Alex McLeish
Brian Grant
Brian Irvine
Gary Smith
Lee Richardson
Jim Bett
Eoin Jess
Scott Booth
Paul Mason

Billy McKinlay
Paddy Connolly
Paul Kane
David Winnie

Billy McKinlay for Miodrag Krivokapić (58)
Paddy Connolly for Scott Crabbe (84)
Paul Kane for Jim Bett (84)

Miodrag Krivokapić (50)
Gary Smith (56)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)

Match Report

Mark Perry made his first team debut against his home town club as Aberdeen came to Tannadice seeking to end a goal drought which they had endured for more than 450 minutes of New Firm derbies. They would have arrested that run after a mere 13 minutes had Alan Main not smartly diverted a Jess header round the post. Eight minutes later Jess and Booth combined again to finally nail that scoring bogey. Booth raced to the bye-tine and Eion Jess swept his cutback into the far corner. A Scott Crabbe volley which flew just wide was about the only first half threat we posed to the Dons and when they went further in front early in the second half, a long unbeaten run against them looked over.

Bett's corner was nodded on by Jess which allowed Brian Irvine to finish off the set piece with a simple header from deep inside the six yard box. At that stage it would have been a brave man who would have hazarded a bet on United saving the game. But from the moment Billy McKinlay entered the field of play in midfield and we reverted to a flat back four, Aberdeen's previous dominance receded. Irvine inexplicably punched away a cross and Scott Crabbe's scintillating free-kick was hit with sufficient pace and swerve to evade the wall and deceive Snelders. Scott's first goal for the club threw us a life-line and within five minutes, our come-back was complete when Billy McKinlay's shot beat Snelders after taking a rather wicked deflection off the legs of Alex McLeish. So Aberdeen saw a comfortable two goal lead vanish and it might even have been worse because United almost snatched both points as they finished much the stronger side.

Squad Statistics (as at December 12th, 1992)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 24 - 129 -
Miodrag Krivokapić33 6 - 1051
Mark Perry21 1 - 1 -
Freddy van der Hoorn29 24 - 1575
Maurice Malpas30 24 - 56319
Brian Welsh23 7 - 523
Michael O'Neill23 7 - 6012
John O'Neil21 193635
Jim McInally28 22328618
Duncan Ferguson20 1897329
Scott Crabbe24 4141
Billy McKinlay (sub)23 1521657
Paddy Connolly (sub)22 2486918

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at December 12th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.